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Early planting could bring higher yields

A relatively mild winter followed by a quick warm-up in the spring could spell an early planting season for area farmers. If that happens, there's a good chance for better-than-average yields for corn and soybean crops. >> Read full article

New weather tool website for Quebec producers

The AgWeather Quebec website is a new agricultural management tool. Using the site’s weather and climate information, producers can make informed decisions to improve their farm’s productivity and environmental footprint. >> Read full article

Field crop update – March 25

Revisiting nitrogen strategies in winter wheat, inaccurate '80s herbicide commercials and listener questions are answered in the March 25 edition of the field crop update from OMAFRA. >> Read full article

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Mulch-based weed control

Mulch-based weed control

Nobody is more familiar with the fight against weed pressure than organic farmers, but one weed control strategy that works in organic settings might be just as beneficial for conventional growers, according to a Laval University researcher. The secret is mulch.

Caroline Halde, a professor in the department of plant science at Laval University in Quebec, says cover cropping for weed control is a proven strategy in organic studies. But she’s also had plenty of interest from conventional no-till growers in the use of cover cropping. >> Learn More…

 Event Calendar 

SIA 2016 Annual Convention

April 6, 2016
Location: Swift Current, Saskatchewan >> More Info

Emerging Technologies for Global Food Security Conference

June 14-16, 2016
Location: Delta Bessborough, Saskatoon >> More Info

Canada's Farm Progress Show

June 15-17, 2016
Location: Regina >> More Info